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Waterbury Public Library eNews July 25, 2014

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Waterbury Public Library
July 25, 2014 
In This Issue
What Do You Geek Week
News & Notes
Ongoing Programs & Meetings
Computer & Internet Help
Kid's & Teens Corner
Read & Win!
Found on the Web
Pick of the Week
Library Hours
Monday           10-8

Tuesday            10-8 


Wednesday      10-8


Thursday         10-5 

Friday              10-5


Saturday          9-Noon







Quote of the Week
"Here is where people, 
One frequently finds, 
Lower their voices 
And raise their minds." 

~ Richard Armour, "Library"
Geek the Library
"What Do You Geek?" Week
August 11-16 
"Geek the Library" is a national awareness campaign that introduces the word 'geek' as a verb, and illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something - everyone 'geeks' something! Whatever you geek, the public library supports you.
Here's how you can join our campaign in spreading awareness about the immense value public libraries have for individuals and for communities: please come to our "What Do You Geek?" Week, August 11th through the 16th to show us what you geek, and also what you would like to see in the new library. There will be a photo booth on hand, so be prepared to ham it up!
Need inspiration? Check out some great photos here on our Flickr photostream of folks in our community who have already told us what they geek - recognize anybody you know?
If you can't make it in to the Library, upload a photo of what you geek to our Facebook page, or send us an email.
In the meantime, check out the website for more information, ideas and other fun stuff, and get your geek on!
News & Notes of Interest
Bookstock Literary Festival  
What are you doing this weekend? One of the best literary festivals in Vermont starts today in Woodstock, VT.
The Sixth Annual Bookstock Literary Festival takes place in various locations around Woodstock, and features novelist Anita Diamant, poets Charles Simic and Billy Collins, as well as readings by fiction and nonfiction authors from around New England such as Ben Hewitt, Bill Schubart, Thomas Greene, cartoonist Harry Bliss, and many, many more.There will be panels, and workshops on diverse topics, a huge, three-day used and vintage book sale, great food and music, activities for children, and a literary and educational marketplace.
Did I mention this is all FREE?!?
For more information and more events, check out their website at
Ongoing Adult Programs/Meetings

The Friends of the Waterbury Library 

The Friends meet regularly on the first Monday of the month, or Wednesdays in case of a conflict, at 5:30 PM in the library.

The next Friends meeting is scheduled for this coming  Monday, August 4, at 5:30 PM upstairs in the Library.   

Believing that many hands really do make light work, the Friends always welcome new members.   


Food For Thought Book Group 

The Food for Thought Book Group is on a summer hiatus.Check back with us in early Fall to get the list and schedule of next year's Food for Thought Book Group.

Genealogy Quest 

Genealogy Quest is also on a summer hiatus. Their next meeting will be sometime in August. We will let you know the exact date soon. 
Computer and Internet Help
GREAT news: Amber's internship has been extended through August!  Effective August 1st, however, she will be in the Library on FRIDAYS only, but available both in the mornings from 10 - 12:30, AND in the afternoons from 1:30 - 4:00.

Our intern, Amber Bothfield from the Community College of Vermont, will still be available on Tuesdays and Fridays, between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM until July 25.
Don't forget that this is a FREE service - you will get personalized, one-on-one attention, and she can help you navigate through any online tasks you need, such as 
  • setting up Facebook and email accounts
  • filling out online applications
  • resume writing
  • general computer literacy
  • job search help, and more!·
Please give us a call at 244-7036 to sign up for increments of
30 minutes to one hour of time, or just stop by and say hello to Amber on either of those days!  There is also a sign-up sheet at our circulation desk for your convenience.
Please note that you do NOT need to be a Waterbury Library card holder
 to take advantage of this invaluable service!
Kid's and Teen's Corner 
Story Times with Michelle and Paige

Mondays: Baby & Toddler Story Time at 10 AM 

Recommended for ages 0 - 36 months.  


Fridays: Preschool Story Time at 10 AM

Suggested age group is 3 - 6 years old.  

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Has your child picked up a

Summer Reading Log yet?

When completed, they can be returned to the Library
for a prize to be chosen by the reader!
This year's nationwide library summer reading program is "Fizz, Boom, Read!", which celebrates  
fun and learning with science.
 We have lots of great programs planned using this theme throughout the summer -- check them all out in
this Summer Programs Flyer 
(please note that a few of the events  require pre-registration).

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The Guessing JarGuessing Jar 2
Each week during the summer, we'll be filling our guessing jar with miscellaneous goodies. Kids aged 3 to 12 can guess how many items are in the jar, and the closest or exact guess will win the contents of the jar. We will draw one winner per week - if there is more than one correct answer, the first to be drawn will win.
The Guessing Jar is located on the display table across from the circulation desk.

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Upcoming Special Events:

Tuesday, July 29, 1 - 2:30 PM                                         FINAL Afternoon Crafting of the Summer,  St. Leo's Parish Hall, ages 7 - 11

"Art for All" Science and Art Happening, with Susan Green  

Please call the Library to register.


Monday, July 28, 10 AM  Bob Brookens drumming

"Kids Creating Music" with Bob Brookens, ages 18 months - 4 years

Kids just love singing, dancing and playing instruments along with Bob - on of our most popular kids programs! 



Wednesday, August 6, 10 AM

"Whats Up! The Sky at Night" with Brad Vietje, ages 5 and up in the TBPS Cafeteria 

Learn about the stars, planets, galaxies, and comets with an experienced guide to the night sky.

Please call the library to register. 


Monday, August 11, 10 AM 

Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant, ages 18 months - 4 years

Lesley's back with singing, learning, and fun - don't miss it!  


Wednesday, August 13, 5-6 PM
DCF Book Club, grades 4 through
We'll be discussing "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein here at We'll even provide pizza!the Library. A limited number of copies are available for the asking at the circulation desk. Grab your copy today! 


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Read and Win!
Kids Can Read and Win a Free Ticket to the Champlain Valley Fair
Each summer, the good folks at the Champlain Valley Exposition offer a free day to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade as an incentive to read at least 3 books during the summer. Simply come in to the Waterbury Public Library to sign up your child and pick up a voucher. Read & Win ribbons will be awarded to children who return the voucher to the Library with a parent or guardian signature verifying they have read at least 3 books by August 8. Children wearing a Read & Win ribbon will receive free admission to the Fair, good only on August 25. On that day, there will be a special ceremony at noon honoring the readers. Participants will also receive a free book, carnival ride ticket and a complimentary ice cream, too! All the rules and details can be found here.

Found on the Web
Civil War Book of Days 
Do you geek the Civil War? If so, you definitely need to check out this website researched and published by the Vermont Humanities Council to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
As stated on the website, "With the Civil War Book of Days,  the Vermont Humanities Council seeks to tell what may be America's greatest story - the Civil War -  in new, personal, and compelling ways that promote greater and deeper understanding for all. The story is both inspiring and heartbreaking."
Ideally, they urge you to sign up for their weekly newsletter, which details events in the war that happened during the same week 150 years ago.
Check it out at
Pick of the Week
A "must-read" summer novel
All Fall Down, Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss is having trouble keeping it all together. Her husband, Dave, resents that she makes more money as a lead writer on a "mommy blog" than he does as a newspaper reporter. They live in a house they can't afford, with Dave sleeping in the guest bedroom more and more often. Between juggling writing assignments with the antics of their highly sensitive five-year-old, Ellie, Allison also tries to help her mother manage the fact that her father is falling further into dementia. So how does a stressed-out mom catch a break? Pills. Lots and lots of lovely little pain-killing pills. When she runs out of legitimate prescriptions, Allison turns to buying them illegally online, spending thousands of dollars a month on her growing addiction. Things look great on the outside-one would never guess how many Oxycontins and Percocets it takes Allison to get through the day-but rock bottom hits, as it always does. Weiner, who is a master at creating realistic characters, is at her best here, handling a delicate situation with witty dialogue and true-to-life scenes.
~ Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews

"An absolutely heartbreaking read that will leave readers haunted."
 ~ Library Journal
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